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Will volatility return for hedge funds in 2020?

Will volatility return for hedge funds in 2020?

The upcoming US elections and the possibility of a rate shift in the UK and Europe could present hedge funds with alpha hunting opportunities, writes Hedgeweek Editor-in-Chief, James Williams…

 

The last decade was dominated by sustained central bank intervention, giving rise to supercharged performance in equity and bond markets. And stripping away volatility like one would offensive wallpaper in a new home. This was not a period for hedge funds to operate at their optimal best, but perhaps this new decade – and indeed this year – could start to re-introduce some much needed volatility and give hedge fund managers something to really shout about. 

Special Report

Factor investing

Factor investing

Institutional investors face a number of pressures driven by regulation, the market environment, the global economy and their own internal policies. The rise of factor investing can help ease some of these burdens by introducing new levels of transparency and systematic portfolio construction which then allow for a better deployment of the available risk budget.

EVENT

Emerging Managers Summit: Inside the Vortex – Trends and influences shaping the emerging hedge fund space

Emerging Managers Summit: Inside the Vortex – Trends and influences shaping the emerging hedge fund space

Given the current market uncertainty, start-up and emerging hedge fund managers must be clever in their choices when bringing a fund to market in 2020 and beyond. And this November, the inaugural Hedgeweek Emerging Manager Summit will provide a forum for managers to explore the challenges and opportunities they must consider en route to a successful launch…